Chelsea started the game against Manchester City in pretty good fashion and Alvaro Morata was looking lively before he limped off through injury in the 35th minute.
Chelsea’s counterattacking game died off after Morata was subbed off, and ESPN journalist Mark Ogden believes Chelsea would have done better had Morata not gotten injured.
“I think the loss of Morata made all the difference,” Ogden told ESPN FC.
“I think prior to that I think Chelsea were happy to hit City on the counter attack.
“They had the people to do it with Morata in the team.
“Once Morata went off they were toothless. I think that it showed that Chelsea have got a problem there.
“If Morata is injured for a length of time, how do they replace him?
“Where are the goals going to come from?
“It’s a massive injury and I think it showed tonight that if he is out for a long time, they will have problems.”